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tippy tippens

We want well thought out intersections for pedestrians and cyclists in New Orleans.

I am on the better biking team, we've discussed identifying hot spots around town as one of our ideas to work on..

Yesterday it happened to me again, biking from the Marigny to the Lower garden district - following the bike path down Magazine, it suddenly ends at the interstate. I was a bit on autopilot in my thoughts & abruptly found myself at the end of the bike path with cars behind me wanting to turn right for the on-ramp for the overpass. I almost got hit by several, it would suck to die that way : (

Can the bike path cross to the left side back by the WWII museum intersection? That is a nice big crosswalk with plenty of room & time to cross to the alternate side in order to go under the underpass on the side with more room.

Talking w/ Transport for Nola & Bike Easy it sounds like there is 1 engineer that is creating the intersections for the city. Can we form a group to help him vote/walk through [pun!] intersection concepts?

What does the intersection team think?

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Elizabeth Argus

A very dangerous intersection is at Tulane and Jeff Davis. A bike path runs along the Jeff Davis neutral ground and crosses Tulane Avenue. When cars turn left on the green light, they drive right through the bike path. There is no signage warning cyclists that cars are turning left on green. Cyclists should have a corresponding light on the path, the way a streetcar would. I am AGAINST making the intersection a no-left-turn for motorized vehicles, however.

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Posted Jan 18, 2013
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tippy tippens

Reading this article in inhabitat about one of the deadliest intersections in NYC finally receiving some safety improvements with real impact made me think this is really important to help current & new cyclists/pedestrians over the hump of not getting in cars to go everywhere.

inhabitat.com/nyc/delancey-str...

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Posted May 30, 2012
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